Hello friends. Today I am sharing with you some cards I have called "thoughtful" because they use more spiritual icons and words. This first card is almost regal in its purple hues. It's hard to tell by looking at this photo, but I cut TE's new Ornate Frame from silver metallic cardstock and glued it to a vellum panel. Then I turned the vellum over and colored the frame's border with a Copic marker (V06). I glued this frame to a top folding lavender card that I had previously cut with a rectangle die so the center was open. To finish the card I cut another Ornate Frame and glued it on the inside. I stamped and die cut the cross, colored it (Copics V01, V04, V05 and V06) and mounted it with foam tape in the center of the frame. I hid the foam tape that shows on the inside of the card by gluing another cross (die cut from lavender cardstock) over the the "front" cross. I hope that makes sense! I finished with some flowers and a sympathy sentiment. Change the sentiment to Happy Easter for a stunning Easter card.Sympathy Cross – Taylored Expressions stamp set My Redeemer Lives; TE dies My Redeemer Lives, Ornate Frame Bloomers 2, Bloomers Greenery, Stitched Banner Stacklets and Arbor Accessories; senimtnet from Paper Smooches clear stamp set Salutations; design inspired by Jen Shults
I made two more cards using TE's My Redeemer products. For the first card I embossed the background with the Redeemer embossing folder then stamped and embossed a cross in gold and mounted it with foam tape over the background. It fits perfectly! The sentiment is part of the Redeemer stamp set.
Alleluia – Taylored Expressions stamp set My Redeemer Lives; TE dies My Redeemer Lives; TE embossing folder Redeemer; design inspired by Michele Boyer
Similar to the card above, for the next card I embossed the gray background and the die cut oval with the Redeemer embossing folder. Before mounting the gold embossed cross I punched a circle in a scratch piece of cardstock and sponged a soft blue circle in the center of the background. To highlight the sentiment, I stamped it in black and die cut it with a stitched circle die. I left it in the circle die and sponged the background with yellow ink. He Is Risen – Taylored Expressions stamp set My Redeemer Lives; TE dies My Redeemer Lives, Stitched Ovals Stacklets and Stitched Frame Stacklets; TE embossing folder Redeemer; Memory Box die Stitched Circles; design inspired by Kerri Michaud
TE's "You're in My Prayers" stamp set and matching Prayers Script die have been very popular -- I think because they send the perfect sentiment to friends and family. This card uses the Ornate Frame set against a sponged background and decorated with pretty flowers. The prayer sentiment is three die cuts glued together to give it dimension.In My Prayers Frame – Taylored Expressions stamp sets You’re in my Prayers and Spring Florals; TE dies Spring Florals, Prayers Script and Ornate Frame; design inspired by Melody Rupple
Remember that you can always use your dies to make a stencil. I cut one of the smaller crosses from scratch cardstock to form what's called a "mortise mask" which masks the surrounding area while you sponge the blue cross in the center of the background.
Pretty flowers and a thoughtful sentiment make a lovely card. I gave the vase some texture using TE's Kaleidoscope embossing folder.Thoughts and Prayers Vase – Taylored Expressions stamp sets You’re in my Prayers and Spring Florals with coordinating dies Prayers Script and Spring Florals; TE dies Various Vases and Bloomin’ Birthday combo set; TE embossing folder Kaleidoscope; design inspired by Jean Manis
Super easy and so elegant, this card is perfect for any occasion. I cut two of the Budding Peony and glued them togther. Then noting the placement of the flower buds and leaf, I sponged on some pink and green inks. Add a sentiment and a few sequins and the card is done.Budding Peony – Memory Box die Bubbing Peony; Poppystamps die Eyelet Stitches; Hero Arts sentiment; design inspired by Lindsay Amrhein
Be sure to stop in soon and see these samples and many more in person! Thanks!